Occupier message: the office remains vital but it needs to change

In our weekly WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing, we look at new employee research which supports a return to the office, the emergence of the smart building, and former Apple design chief Jony Ive’s class of 2020

Sedentary behaviour

Can we make the post Covid-19 office a destination of choice?

Returning to the workplace is set to become a conscious decision rather than the default position for most office workers. What new strategies will be required to lure people back? Katie Puckett compiles a seven-point plan

How can Chinese companies improve workstation utilisation?

The Chinese workplace is renowned for hard work but a new analysis of desk use reveals inefficiencies and a need to create a healthier working environment

What will Covid-19 mean for the future of coworking?

Coworking operators will need new business models to respond to the expected growth in flexible working, explains Katie Puckett as part of a WSP series on the post-pandemic workplace

Can coworking spaces bounce back after Covid-19 crisis?

In our weekly WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing, we look at new data on the global coworking industry and how the sector can emerge stronger after a pounding in the pandemic

Easing the lockdown: three steps to reopen the workplace

America has struggled more than most European and Asian economies to beat the coronavirus. As its infrastructure gets set to restart, how should US businesses prepare for the return to work?

Don’t stand so close to me: creating the resilient workplace

Recent obsession with squeezing office space has been cruelly exposed by the coronavirus crisis. Young Lee explains how social distancing rules can easily be managed within standard social norms. Is it time to revisit office protocols?

How people work: under-utilised space in offices everywhere

Companies globally must rethink how office space is utilised in the post-pandemic era. They may have more room to try out new solutions than they think, according to new research from MovePlan